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Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order release date revealed on trailer

Published: 08:23, 15 April 2019
Respawn Entertainment
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Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order

Respawn Entertainment have released the first trailer for Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order that came with a massive info dump that included the 15 November 2019 release date as well as details about gameplay, story and games as a service.

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order story will begin shortly after senator Palpatine gave the order to shut down the cult that was indoctrinating children since a young age, otherwise known as the Jedi Order.

Players will be put in the shoes of Cel Kestis, a young Padawan that was apparently not at the Jedi clubhouse when Anakin was running around, showing his skill in killing unarmed knee-high foes.

Fallen Order's gameplay will revolve around close quarters combat Respawn touted as being cinematic so players can immerse themselves. The style will apparently remind fans of the lightsaber fights in Star Wars movies. Sadly, none of it was shown as it was a cinematic reveal trailer rather than a gameplay one.

As far as the story goes, you may have figured out from the trailer that Cal is one the run from the empire and those black-clad Vader knock-offs are chasing him. They are the Inquisitors, the Jedi hunters formed by Palpatine so they could clean up whatever survivors remained after Order 66.

One part about the announcement that will likely be the most interesting is that Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order will be a singleplayer game with no microtransactions and . As you can see in the responses to the linked tweet, fans are not convinced and are already mocking EA about it.

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On the other hand, it is entirely possible the game will not be a game as a service, in an attempt to garner some goodwill and more importantly for EA - to promote Origin Access and Origin Access Premier, but those details are not revealed yet.

Another important thing to know here is that it was in good part EA who kicked off the outrage over microtransactions and loot boxes, but they are now using lack of them as a selling point for a new game. Cue Palpatine's "Ironic" meme.



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